The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0299  Tuesday, 18 June 2013


From:        Scott Shepherd <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 17, 2013 9:15:12 PM EDT

Subject:     Desdemona Unpinning


What exactly is happening, clothingwise, in the unpinning scene? Do we know?


EMI Shall I go fetch your nightgown?

DES No, unpin me here.


What does “here” mean here? 


The room or a place on her costume?


Is foregoing the nightgown unorthodox? 


Does it connote something?


What is she left wearing when all the unpinning is done?


And what are the “these” of “lay by these”?


Who is it that can inform me?


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